We are excited to release Shenandoah, a special new, limited edition DuCard wine. The label depicts White Oak Canyon and Falls, just around the corner from DuCard, in the style of 1930’s era posters that were commissioned for the western National Parks. We are pleased to have obtained the exclusive rights to use this iconic image from former park ranger and longtime enthusiast Doug Leen.
DuCard will donate a portion of the sales to the Shenandoah National Park Trust, and will provide wine to the Trust in support of its fundraising activities. Through a wide range of nonprofit programs and activities, the Trust helps ensure that Shenandoah National Park remains a crown jewel of the National Park Service, an economic driver for our region, and a national treasure for all to enjoy for generations to come. Visit www.snptrust.org to learn about the Trust’s work and why we are delighted to support them.
Shenandoah is a slightly sweet white wine consisting primarily of Traminette grapes from a partner grower in the Shenandoah Valley. Stainless steel fermented and aged on fine lees for 3 months, it delights with aromas of peach, ripe apricot and a background of lychee, with a rich mid palate and medium acidity. This wine should be enjoyed chilled at approx. 45°f and will pair nicely with summer salads with balsamic vinaigrette or slightly spicy foods.
Shenandoah is also a terrific refresher on the DuCard patio, overlooking Shenandoah National Park, after a hike at White Oak Canyon! (approximately 100 cases made annually).
The Shenandoah wine is available at our Madison County tasting room, or you can have it shipped to you. Please visit the Current Releases page for more information.
Here is a local newspaper article celebrating the release of our initial vintage of the Shenandoah wine.